Comprehension, Memory, and Cognitive Learning

Issues pertaining to the best way to underline the effects of certain
components of products have always been contentious. This has especially
been with regard to alcohol and cigarettes whose effects educators have
recognized as a complex social issue. In this regard, simplistic
solutions have been adopted to outline their effects.
Traditional product warning labels have been ineffective in changing
consumer behavior. This ineffectiveness has been credited to the fact
that rarely do consumers read the warning labels such as the ones on the
cigarette packets (Aukrust, 2011). In addition, these labels are usually
written in small letters and positioned in such a way that only the
extremely keen would notice them. The incorporation of pictures would
increase their effectiveness as pictures are easier to notice an even
harder to forget.
The term haptic perception is used to underline the manner in which an
individual gains information pertaining to his or her environment using
touch. It primarily involves the skin receptors and sensors in an
individual’s body parts such as muscles that would recognize
sensations like pressure (Aukrust, 2011). For example, the perception of
cold or hot surfaces, rough places.
Remembering something underlines the capacity of an individual to bring
his or her mind to an awareness pertaining to something or someone from
his or her past. This is different from rumination, which underlines the
act of careful thinking about something or rather compulsively focused
attention or mediation about a certain aspect (Aukrust, 2011).
Dual coding comes as the most effective mental process that assists in
remembering things. This mental process involves the use of images
alongside words and is based on the theory that images and words are
stored in different parts of the brain and that an individual would be
able to remember more unlike when they are simply presented singularly
as images or words only. This has implications on the way of studying as
associating texts with images becomes even more imperative in enhancing
remembrance.
References
Aukrust, V. G. (2011). Learning and Cognition. Burlington: Elsevier
Science.
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